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Nina! The 'spy' with designs on India
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Nina! The 'spy' with designs on India

Annet Mahendru -- the half-Indian making waves in the hit American show The Americans -- tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com about her love for Bollywood, dal-chawal and playing a Russian spy. Image: Annet Mahendru, the half-Indian-half-Russian actor plays a Russian spy in The Americans. Season 3 of The Americans will premiere in the US on January 28 and in India on Star World Premiere HD at 10 pm on January 29. Photograph: Michael Bezjian. You may think the role of Nina Sergeevna as a Russian ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'I wasn't nervous:' Wing Commander Pooja Thakur

The officer tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com about her history-making moment of being the first woman to lead an Inter Services Guard of Honour. "It was a very happy and proud moment for me and the Indian Air Force to lead the inter services guard of honour today," Wing Commander Pooja Thakur tells Rediff.com on the telephone in between a string of television interviews, after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday afternoon. It was a busy and overwhelming day for the wing commander, a native of ...
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For the love of Ruskin Bond

Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as someone much younger than his 80 years. He is friendly, wears cute slip-on pumps with brown bears and asks if we’ve had breakfast on a Sunday morning at his home in Landour, Mussoorie. He is also Landour’s most famous resident at whose door tourists often arrive unannounced, and at ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Ruskin Bond: If I can't write, I might as well be dead  Rediff.com2 months ago
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The Briton who is cleaning up India

There is a reason Jodie Underhill is called the 'garbage girl'. Archana Masih/Rediff.com meets the young lady who has been dirtying her hands in a crusade against filth. "The first thing I saw were the beautiful mountains, but when I looked over the edge what I saw was -- garbage," says Jodie Underhill remembering her trek to Triund, near McLeodganj a few years ago. Left: Jodie Underhill, CEO-Founder, Waste Warriors. Photograph: Seema Pant/Rediff.com After spending three months travelling ...
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'Hindu cultural belligerence will be a key concern for J&K'

'J&K continues to have the highest concentration of military personnel anywhere in the world. The alienation of the Kashmiri has increased and been more profoundly articulated in the last ten years than ever before.' 'This new coalition has introduced yet another reason for wariness in the body politic of J&K,' says academic Dr Siddiq Wahid. Image: BJP supporters at a campaign rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi near Jammu. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters An academic by ...
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'The killing of the last terrorist is most problematic'

'It is a very hard won situation that the army has brought about in J&K in 25 years, we don't want to fritter it away...' 'By 2010-2012 the terrorist strength had come down to 300, 400. From a high of 3,000 to 4,000 to 300 to 400 was no mean achievement for the army,' says Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd). Image: Soldiers after a gunbattle with terrorists at Khrew, south of Srinagar, April 13, 2014. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters The last two years have seen relative peace in ...
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'This is the best formula that can happen in J&K'

'More than anything else, it is pragmatism that is working out in Jammu and Kashmir. It is not a question of convenience, but getting together and understanding that no other better option can work.' 'The very fact that it has taken two months of hard negotiations obviously means that they have taken a very mature approach. This shows the seriousness of intent and statesman-like qualities that they both have displayed.' 'We live in a turbulent environment, a turbulent neighbourhood and what is ...
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Economic Survey: 10.6% rise in female literacy rate

Economic Survey points out that the overall level of education in India is below global standards. There has been a marked improvement in female literacy as per Census 2011. Though the male literacy is still higher at 80.9 per cent than female literacy at 64.6 per cent, the increase has been 10.9 per cent compared to 5.6 per cent of the males. The new Scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, for promoting survival protection and education of girl child aims to address the issue of declining figures ...
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'Islamic State wants to terrorise the world'

'No other terror organisation has valued popular consensus as Islamic State does -- instead of repressing people, IS wants to gain their support. This is a major innovation in terrorism,' terrorism expert Dr Loretta Napoleoni tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih and Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Image: An IS fighter films fellow fighters taking part in a military parade in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters Dr Loretta Napoleoni received a phone call from Italy when she was working as an economist in London ...
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'If Nitish Kumar loses, he is finished'

'For two months, Jitan Ram Manjhi kept a low profile. After that, two things happened -- one was his own political ambition.' 'Secondly, all those who were opposed to Nitish Kumar, either within the party or outside, started supporting him.' As Delhi welcomes a historic mandate, Bihar is convulsing in crisis. Its Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was expelled by his party, the Janata Dal-United, leading to a tussle between him and his mentor, former chief minister Nitish Kumar, for the CM's ...
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